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Transfer Processes – An Opportunity for Improving Pediatric Emergency Care

This program will review the importance of organized transfer processes in ensuring access to pediatric specialty care. The newly released inter facility transfer tool kit, will be highlighted and speakers will share several case illustrations of tool kit use to facilitate the preparedness of hospitals in safe and expeditious transfer of the critically ill and/or injured child.

Target Audience: This webcast is appropriate for state EMSC managers, State Health Department and Hospital Regulators, hospital administrators including emergency department directors and medical directors, EMS providers, emergency room physicians and nurses, trauma program coordinators and managers, pediatricians, pediatric critical care directors, family members, and others interested in improving emergency medical services for children.

Objectives: As a result of having attended this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify availability of appropriate processes and partners to assist in the planning of safe and timely transfer of children to additional resources of care.
2. Propose a plan for establishing inter facility transfer agreements between own facility and a partnering institution.
3. Evaluate availability of inter facility transfer guidelines in own facility inclusive of components specific to children and families and if needed develop or enhance existing transfer guidelines to improve processes of inter facility transfer of children.
Presented by:
Sue Cadwell: MSN, RN, Director of ED Initiative Clinical Services, Hospital Corporation of America
Diana Fendya: MSN (R), RN, Trauma/Acute Care Specialist, , EMS for Children National Resource Center
Lisa Gray: BSN, RN, CPN, Director Trauma Services, St. Mary’s Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Services, Indiana
Janette Swade: MBA, EMT, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council
Moderator:
Elizabeth Edgerton, MD, MPH: Branch Chief, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) and Injury Prevention, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)/HRSA
Date Presented:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
4:00-5:30pm Eastern
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